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The Best Christmas Fireplace Video

The Best 4K Christmas Fireplace Video

Update 2016: We have now created a modern fireplace video with classy Christmas decorations. It is a gas fireplace so you may still want to chose last year’s best Christmas fireplace video, or Ornamental Fireplace Video (left of photo above) for a more traditional look.

Our new Christmas Fireplace is available on our website as a 4K video, Full HD video, plus 4K or HD Windows or Mac screensavers.  Read More

Ultrawide Screensaver for Cinema TV Screens and PC Monitors in 21:9

We have been asked a few times if we have ultrawide videos and screensavers. Today we have just released our first ultrawide screensaver. The resolution ratio is 21:9 rather than the standard 16:9 we use. The video and screensaver versions are available in 2 resolutions: 3440 x 1440 or 2560 x 1080.

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30000 Feet High Aquarium

Emirates Airlines Showcases Uscenes Aquariums at 30,000 Feet High

We are delighted to announce that Relax TV, the inflight TV channel for Uscenes videos, is now in it’s 3rd year on Emirates; arguably the world’s number 1 airline. At 30,000+ feet you can watch the best selling Uscenes aquarium video Living Coral Aquarium. This video is by far our top selling Full HD aquarium. Enjoying it 9 KM high in the sky a a superb way to enjoy a long haul flight. Read More

New Relaxation Video Bundles from Uscenes

It has been quite some time since our last news/blog update. We have been busy filming new relaxation videos and slowly releasing new ones on the website. We have quite a backlog, so there will be a surge of releases when we get caught up. In the meantime we have begun creating more download bundles… Read More

Download Free Sample Clips

Below you will find all our formats to download and test for free. For example you may want to check if an old computer can handle 4K footage or if your TV plays MP4 videos:

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Romantic Videos and Screensavers

The perfect background videos for Valentines Day

We have over 100 relaxing videos at Uscenes. Valentines Day is just a couple of days away, so what better time to showcase our most romantic options. These videos are all available for instant download. You can loop then on your TV screens or computer screens.

Best Romantic Sunset Videos in 4K UHD

We have 2 excellent new sunset videos, which were both filmed in Ultra HD 4K. If you have a modern UHD SMART TV you should just be able to copy the MP4 video file to a USB drive and then plug it into your TV. These two romantic sunsets are also available in Full HD and as computer screensavers for both Windows and Mac. Ideal for imagining you and your loved one are on a paradise beach staring off to sea in each others arms.

Purple Sunset

Enjoy this Ultra HD 4K Purple Sunset on your big UHD TV screen, as a calming background video. The attractive shades of violet make this unique sunset ideal for setting a certain atmosphere. It is also available in Full HD and as computer screensavers. Choose your version below.

Sunset Boats

This 4K sunset beach video is ideal to make a romantic evening extra special. Choose from a variety of formats below for any screen in your home and get instant download access:


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Relaxing Videos for a 4K UHD TV

First we had video tape at 320 x 240. Then came the amazing quality of DVD’s at 720 x 480. By 1993 HD was born starting with the first TV’s displaying 1280 X 720, although these were not produced until many years later. Then 1920 x 1080 became the HD standard…. until now!
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Christmas and New Year TV Wallpaper in 4K UHD

many people will be receiving a brand new UHD TV from Santa this year. We have been very busy releasing lots of new 4K Ultra HD relaxation videos. This make great TV wallpapers when you have guests at your home. It is a really good way of making use of the screen without having something on that people will stare at the whole time. The sounds on our latest videos are 5.1 surround sound and usually very relaxing, creating a nice calming ambiance in a room. Here are the videos we will be watching this festive season…
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4K Screensaver Videos Coming Soon

We have been busy testing the possibility of Ultra HD 4K screensaver videos. After a fairly successful first try with a 1 minute test, we found that our attempt at making a longer 4K aquarium screensaver brought a very mixed bag of results.

For now we are going to step back from creating a 4K screensaver and get the website updated with video previews when you hover over images and separated products. That way if you only want a Mac screensaver you can pay less that the cost of the whole download bundles with the video and Windows screensaver.

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Uscenes and Emirates Extended and Expanded Inflight Entertainment

We are delighted to announce that Emirates Airlines have renewed their license with us for the 6 videos they begun showing last year. These videos will soon be joined by 4 new ones on Relax TV, part of the award winning ice inflight entertainment system on Emirates Airlines. The new videos will be added to Relax TV on the 1st September 2015 and will run for at least one year.

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The Insomnia Key
We are proud to present our first 100% free and accessible to all sleep video… The Insomnia Key

This free sleep aid video is a compilation of our relaxation videos. We have darkened them and faded them into each other very slowly. This has a very calming, almost hypnotic effect which helps you drift off to sleep.

The natural sounds are there, plus an ambient binaural soundtrack composed specifically to help you get to sleep quicker. The Insomnia Key features new a new Uscenes video, plus the most relaxing selection of fireplaces, aquariums and scenery videos from our catalogue. Read More

The Perfect Time for Relaxing Videos is 20 Minutes

Here at Uscenes we produce high quality relaxation videos. Each one is 20 minutes in length. The initial reason was so that downloads would be fast because the file sizes wouldn’t need to be too large. For 20 minute Full HD videos the files can be around 1GB. Now that we have begun offering videos in 4K Ultra HD, the size can be 6GB. So we did a little digging to see if 20 minutes was the perfect length for a relaxation video…

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Turn My TV Screen into a 4K Fireplace

Make your TV into a 4K virtual fireplace by following the simple, affordable steps on this page. You can turn any television into a stunning Full HD or 4K Ultra HD fireplace by looping a video recording of a real fireplace.

The two things required to be able to turn your TV into a fireplace are a TV (ideally a large 4K UHD SMART TV, or a HD TV with media player) and a fireplace video.

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Why You Should Stop Watching So Much TV

Replace TV Shows With Nature Videos

Uscenes was created by two guys who stopped watching TV around 10 years ago. We both realized the news was feeding us depressing information we didn’t need to know about, soaps were mind numbing and the talk shows are generally awful. Then you have the adverts clogging up your brain with useless products.
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How to Give Uscenes Virtual Products as Christmas Gifts

Giving Downloaded Videos as Christmas Gifts

We are the first to admit that sending someone a downloadable video or screensaver file doesn’t sound like a great gift idea. However if you think about it there are plenty of gifts and products which are going virtual. Read More

What is Uscenes View on 4k Ultra HD Video

Update mid 2015: We now only film in Ultra HD 4K. We have a new category of 4K videos and the early favorite is a 4K aquarium. We expect our 4K fireplace to do well soon as winter and Christmas approaches. We still offer Full HD versions, but the growing market for UHD TV screens encouraged us to raise the bar. We will soon be releasing Ultra HD screensavers too, for those with screens like on the recently announced 4K iMac computer.

Here at Uscenes we are dedicated to creating high quality videos. The footage currently on this website is all full HD. This means it looks great on all current SMART TVs and HDTVs.

The next generation of televisions we are starting to see from manufacturers are being promoted as Ultra HD or 4K. This simply means the resolution is twice as wide.

In the image above you can see the differences, eventually we may even move up to 8K when we would use roll down screens the size of a wall. For now full HD is more than adequate for the size of TVs we use.

The SD in the image stands for Standard Definition. This is 720 x 480 pixels and was the resolution of our televisions up to around 10 years ago when HD started to become the new craze.  This is also the resolution for all DVDs. This is why we do not sell our videos on DVD, because the image would be poorer quality.

Most people currently have Full HD TVs which is 1080 x 1920. This is more than adequate for all our current screens. In fact many directors, cinematographers, videographers and other experts in the video and movie industry believe 4K is all sales hype. Many see it as as unnecessary step which manufacturers are using just to sell more television sets.

This recent CNET article makes a strong case against 4K, listing various reasons why we do not need it. The most obvious being shown in the below image which explains that we will not really benefit from 4K TVs unless they are 84 inches. Most of us sit close enough to our screens that we simply can’t tell the difference in resolution.

image credit Dennis Burger 

We will be filming our videos and screensavers in 4k

However, like I said earlier we are dedicated to top quality so we are not completely against 4K, Ultra HD. In fact we are going to be recording all future videos in 4K resolution.

After months of testing we have found time and time again that even the best full HD cameras cannot compare with the crispness and detail that a 4K camera can offer. We have been downscaling the 4K footage to 1080p to make these comparisons and the downscaled footage wins every time.

There are some 1080p cameras which can offer better “cinematic” footage, but we want detail. We want to make it look like your TV really is a fish tank, fireplace or window to a lovely scene from nature. Our emphasis is on replicating the scene as best as possible.

Filming in 4K and downscaling to 1080p is therefore our new specification for 2015. Next year we shall review how sales for 4K TVs have been going and if they are doing well we may begin offering 4K versions too. There is 4 times the amount of resolution in 4K video compared to Full HD, so files sizes will be larger, however a new video codec is on the way (h.265) which will mean smaller file sizes at some point next year.

So rest assured, you can trust Uscenes to provide you with the best quality relaxation videos and screensavers. If you wish to licence 4K footage for a commercial project, we are open to making custom videos (click here to enquire). But for home users downscaled 4k to 1080p Full HD is all you need for now.

We will probably be adding a single aquarium screensaver video soon in 4K, so stay tuned, but this may be the only one for quite some time. We just like the idea of having the first HD aquarium screensaver.

Cheapest Way To Get Videos to Loop on TV

We may of just found the cheapest possible way to get videos to loop on your TV. At £21.50 the Sumvision Micro 2 is a media player which comes with a remote control. It allows you to place a USB device inside like a USB memory stick or USB hard disk drive, or you can enter an SD card like you would use with cameras.

The device is available for $33 at the moment on Amazon.com although it looks like Sumvision have less of a presence in the States. However there are similarly priced alternatives such as the Micca Speck. Below is an image of this device. There are various similar ones to choose from.

These kinds of cheap media players will allow you to watch our relaxing videos continuously. Be sure to check that they have a repeat function before buying (they should all have this).

SMART TVs usually have their own media player but standard HDTVs and older TVs will need a device like the one you can see above in order to play downloaded videos continuously.

Another cheap option is a the Google Chromecast which plugs into the back of your TV’s usb port and HDMI port (so make sure you have these).

Finally you can go the premium route with a media streaming device like the Apple TV. This is a great option if you also want to access television services online.

Anyway, this post was about looping videos on your HDTV the cheap way. It seems that for around $40 this can easily be done. Now that we are offering our Full Collection in Full HD for just $67, you can have over 50 20 minute aquarium videos, fireplace videos and scenery videos looping on any TV you like for around $100.



Inflight Relaxation Videos

Emirates Airlines uses Uscenes for new Relax TV channel

We are very proud to announce that the world’s number 1 airline of 2013 has decided to create a new video channel just for showing our videos. Emirates Airlines has a world renowned entertainment system called ice. The newest channel to be added is called Relax TV and features 6 of our relaxation videos.

Update August 2015: Starting September four new videos will be added to Emirates Relax TV channel.

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Download a sample MP4 video to test on your TV

This page is out of date. Please visit our new sample clips page by clicking here for our latest formats for videos and screensavers in 4K and HD.

We often get people asking if our videos can be used in a certain way on their specific TV model. To make things easier for everyone we have made a quick demo video clip, available for you to test. If you have any problems or questions please get in touch. Read More

Loop our Relaxing Videos on any Computer Screen at any Time

Uscenes relaxing videos can be viewed on any computer at any time. If you have the means to stream to a TV from a computer, you can also view on any TV screen too. You do not need to download the video (if you have a fast internet connection).

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Loop Videos For Google Chromecast Screensaver

How to make Google Chromecast screensavers by looping videos with the media streaming stick. It plugs into your TV and allows you to view any video content played on Google Chrome (on your computer), on your TV screen. The great news for people who love our video backgrounds and screensavers is that you can easily loop videos stored on your hard drive. This means our scenes from nature, aquariums and fireplaces can be repeated continuously as Google Chromecast screensavers.  Read More

Summer Screensavers

Best Summer Screensavers in Full HD

Summer is almost here, so what better time to look at some of our favorite summer screensavers. The below screensavers are all real life scenes, designed to give you a window to a beautiful location on your laptop or PC. They are are shot in full HD and come in both Windows and Mac versions. They also all come with a longer MP4 video version which you may be able to use on your TV screens (you will need to have a media player that you can set to loop so that they play continuously like the screensavers).
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How to Make a Video Loop on Android Tablets and Phones

Our videos can be transferred to mobile phones and tablets running on Android and then used as a (manual) screensaver. To do this plug the usb cable into your computer and transfer the MP4 video file to your phone or tablet. You may need to download Android File Transfer for this if you are on a Mac. You can also transfer the files wirelessly or via Bluetooth but it will be much faster to just plug the device in with video file sizes which are large. Read More

Uscenes’ Videographers Receive Worldwide Acclaim for Short Film

The Jigsaw short film is currently doing the rounds at film festivals across the globe. The Jigsaw was written, directed and filmed by Sibling Films’ Rashad Al-Safar and Basil Al-Safar.

Basil created the very first fireplace videos featured on Uscenes.com and Rashad continues to shoot many of the best sellers on the website. They shot The Jigsaw on location in Portugal during autumn 2013. The movie stars Pedro Montepedro and Daragh O’Malley (Withnail & I). Read More

Relaxing videos to help you sleep, meditate or simply relax

We create relaxing videos designed to aid sleep, relaxation and meditation. The 20 minute MP4 video files are intended to be looped on a media player such as iTunes. They can be viewed directly on your computer or laptop screen, or streamed to your TV through a media streamer such as the Apple TV. Read More

Background Videos for a Bar or Pub

Most bars and pubs now have large widescreen televisions which are capable of screening HD video. Rather than waste this technology on daytime TV shows, which many people find annoying, you can turn your HD TV screen into something pleasant. Our background videos are shot in 1080P so they look fantastic even on the biggest screens. Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Just a quick post to say thanks to all the Uscenes customers that have made 2013 a great first year for us. We have sold more video screensavers than expected and really appreciate the custom. We are especially happy to see how many repeat buyers there have been. Read More

HD Video Backgrounds for Your Home and Workplace

Ever wish there was a way to transform the mood in your living room, bedroom or workplace? If so one cheap and effective solution is to make use of HD video backgrounds on your TV or computer screen.

What are video backgrounds?

They are video clips where the camera stays still, giving the impression of a window to a beautiful spot in nature. They can also be used to create a virtual aquarium or fireplace. Ours are available for download in the universal MP4 format, so they can be used on most media players. For example VLC, Realtime or Windows Media Player on your computer. Or Apple TV, Roku or WD Live boxes for your TV. Read More

How to give a video file or screensaver as a Christmas gift

Here at Uscenes we sell digital downloads. You save the video and screensaver files to your computer for usage. But that doesn’t really translate well as a physical Christmas gift. So here are some ideas on how to use our downloads as a Christmas gift. Read More

HD Desktop Wallpaper with any MP4 Video

You can easily set your desktop wallpaper to be any video. This can be done with video files in the MP4 format, which is how we sell our background videos. It should also work with any other video format.

This guide is for anyone who owns an Apple Mac computer running OS X. If you own a Windows computer the process may be slightly different. Read More

Make Your TV Screen into an Aquarium

Don’t want the hassle and expense of a real aquarium in your home? This page will show you how to set a screensaver on your TV with real aquatic life.

There is currently no such thing as video screensavers for TV, if you are thinking along the lines of a traditional computer screensaver. Instead you need to set a video to loop (repeat) manually. Products like the Apple TV have screensavers which are just collections of images. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy aquarium video backgrounds on your HD TV or SMART TV. Read More

Aquarium Screensavers

We at Uscenes wanted to set up a site that gives the user a great selection of aquarium screensaver downloads for everyone to enjoy. There are so many fake aquariums on the net and it seems that they dominate the search results. Along with being completely unreal, they also have often come with a proviso that you have to install some kind of toolbar with ad ware in order to download them. I always get nervous when seeing these type of downloads as I have had my computer infected by them before. The novelty of these animated fish tanks soon wears off too as there is simply no substitute for real life fish and corals on your screen. Read More

How To Make A Video Loop in iTunes for Apple TV

It is easy enough to watch our background videos on an Apple TV by placing them in iTunes. However the Apple TV does not have a loop option, so here is how to get around it. This will allow you to play a video continuously for as long as you wish. For rather static videos like aquariums and fireplaces looping is essential to achieve a continuously and seamless playback experience.

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Watching an MP4 video on an Xbox 360

If you want to watch an mp4 on your Xbox 360 here is how:

Apple Mac Users

Step 1 – Getting the mp4 onto your Xbox

Add the video to a usb memory stick on your iMac or Macbook.

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Best Winter Screensavers

Winter is coming and one way to make a room feel cosier is to use a video screensaver. On this page you will find my selection of the best winter screensavers for 2013.

Each of the videos shown is available as a Windows and Mac screensaver, they also all come with a 20 minute mp4 video for those who have a media player connected to their TV. Each one has a sample clip. You can use the videos below to judge for yourself on whether this really is the best selection of winter screensavers. Select 1080p from the cog icon at the bottom of the videos for best quality.


1 The very best screensaver for winter just had to be a fireplace. Fireplaces give off a warm glow and make the ideal footage for when it is cold outside. Whether you are relaxing or entertaining guests, the Brass Fireplace helps to create a cosy ambience.


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Sleeping Videos And Relaxation Video Downloads

Many people use sleeping aids to help with insomnia. Audio books and hypnosis CD’s are the most common choice but have you ever considered using a video? Research has shown that visual stimulation can be just as effective as sound for relaxation and helping people get to sleep. Have you ever noticed how watching television can make your eyes tired and help you nod off? The only problem with most television and films is that their primary purpose is to entertain you and keep you watching. Read More

Windows Screensavers and Video Backgrounds

Most screensavers are simply pictures that you set to come up on your screen when you are not using it, but as video becomes more popular people are now looking to use videos for their windows screensavers. Video backgrounds are far more appealing than pictures as a way of enhancing your computer. After all a video is simply a set of animated pictures so why not use videos as a great background for your windows screensavers. Read More

Which videos and screensavers would you like to see?

We are always looking for new ideas for screensaver videos. We are planning trips abroad for new productions, so any insight about what you would like to see would be great. If you have any requests please comment below. Read More

Download MP4 Scenery Videos and Screensavers

Download Scenery Videos and ScreensaversTo Relax Your Body, Mind and Soul

beach video screensaverFor the average city dweller, scenery videos can be a great way to get away from the hectic hustle and bustle of modern life. A scenery screensaver on your HD TV or computer screen can really help you to unwind. Lets face it, most of us get home from work after an hour or maybe more on public transport, and if you drive to and from work it can be even more stressful. You wake up in the morning and are immediately surrounded by cars, concrete and fumes. So what chance do we really get to be in touch with nature and let our thoughts drift away? Read More

Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers

Great Places to Download Free Desktop Wallpapers

The one place I usually go to get beautiful, free desktop wallpapers is National Geographic Magazine. For those unfamiliar with the publication, it is a monthly magazine which features stories about our world. Often about the unique, remote or endangered. The reporters are often photographers, or they take a photographer with them. Read More

Music for Aquarium Videos

Great Music to Listen To With Aquarium Videos

Our aquarium videos have the sound of the tank, with gently bubbling water. This subtle soundtrack is ideal most of the time, but occasionally it is nice to listen to music to enhance the underwater mood. Below you will find a few tracks worth listening to, which sound great whilst enjoying one of our aquarium video-screensavers. I have included the Youtube clips so you can test them out for yourself before buying. The Brian Eno and Eric Serra tracks are both part of albums which are worth playing with your favourite aquarium video.

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Why a Virtual Fireplace is a Great Idea

The benefits of using a virtual fireplace are many. In this post we will quickly cover some of the advantages to using a video screensaver instead of owning a real log fireplace.

You will also find some example clips which show just how realistic a virtual fireplace can be. The sample videos you will see are real recordings of fireplaces. They are filmed with high end filming equipment in 1080p HD, which basically means they look great on even the largest TV screens. Read More

Disney Dreams Video

Enjoy this HD video we have just uploaded to Youtube. It was recorded last week at Disneyland Paris. If you are considering taking the kids this should help you make the right choice- to go! Disney Dreams was certainly a highlight.

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Romantic Screensavers

A romantic screensaver can really make a big difference if you are trying to set a mood. Below are my top picks from our collection of HD screensaver and video downloads.

Top 3 Romantic Screensavers

The Funky TV Fireplace is a great mood setter. This classy log fire is captured from a close distance and focuses on one log. The camera angle gives it an arty look which makes it the best romantic fireplace screensaver in my opinion. Read More

Where To Download HD Screensaver Videos For Your TV

It amazes me how slowly the TV screensaver market is moving. People are quite slow to catch on to the future, only Roku seems to offer a TV screensaver option. Screensavers are massively popular for computers and laptops, for example the word “screensaver” gets about 2 million searches per month on Google alone.

What people are slow to realise is that HD TV’s are becoming computers in their own rights. Most of the new Smart TVs have internet capabilities and it wont be long before people are downloading and installing things right on their TV. Apple TV’s are also a fairly new way of playing media through your TV and there are a host of other media solutions like XBMC, Roku and many more. These boxes are essentially computers connected to televisions to enable media to played on a your TV. They have easy user interfaces to allow control through a remote control to make the functionality easier than using a keyboard and mouse. Read More

Uscenes Launches with Video and Screensaver Special Offer

Uscenes is now officially open. We have been busy testing our videos and screensavers for months. Now that we have perfected our downloads we are happy to open to the public.

Introduction to Uscenes

We are a small group of avid photographers who have always leaned towards videography. Our travels have brought us into contact with some great scenery which helped us come up with the name Uscenes. We wanted other people to experience our scenic videos, so “You” became “U” to make a catchy name Uscenes. Read More

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